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We are open during office hours from 08:00 – 16:30.
We are closed on Saturdays.
The Department started as a small Rare Book Collection Department and grew over time to include the University Archives, Special Collections (which include rare books, Africana and document/manuscript collections) and the Institutional Repository (our electronic archive).
Manager: Archives and Special Collections - Riette Zaaiman(011) 559-6260
Librarian: Special Collections – Kathy Brookes (011) 559-6260
Librarian: Archives – Atline Maluleke (011) 559-6823
Library Assistant: Special Collections – Michael Mulaudzi - (011) 559-6260
Librarian: Institutional Repository and Scholarly Communication – Lazarus Matizirofa (011) 559-2688
Library Assistant: Institutional Repository - Christina Mafumana (011) 559-4025
We are situated on the 6th floor of the Library, Auckland Park Kingsway campus.
The University Archives is situated in the Doornfontein Campus Library.
The Library welcomes donations of material concerning Johannesburg - especially mining and business history. For additional information please contact Riette Zaaiman, email address riettez@uj..ac.za.
A donor agreement should be signed in all instances. .
Queries on ISBN numbers can be directed to this Department. We act as an agent for the National Library of South Africa which means that ISBN numbers can be provided for books published by UJ. All ISBN numbers have been updated to the new 13-digit format. The Department will also be able to answer any queries on academic journal ISSN numbers. Contact Kathy Brookes at 011 599 4984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to be a UJ student or academic lecturer to use the Department?
No. We welcome researchers from all over the world.
Do I have to make an appointment to visit the Department?
No. We would however appreciate it, before visiting our Department, if you phone us a day before to retrieve document material.
I use a wheelchair. Is your Department accessible to me?
Yes, you are welcome.
How do I cite Special Collections material?
See Reference Techniques: HARVARD method and APA style
What is the difference between the University of Johannesburg Archives and the Special Collections Department?
The University of Johannesburg Archives is the official repository for any material created by the University that reflects the history or activities of the University and has enduring value. Special Collections preserves material related to a wide range of subjects, including the history of Gauteng.